Wetland Walkabout

  • located in Buffalo Pound Provincial Park at the Nicolle Flats Boardwalk area
  • Students will explore and compare three different wetland areas – marsh, river and lake.  Activities will include pond dipping, stream survey and seine netting.
  • full day field trip
  • Students requiring a wheelchair can access this site in their wheelchair or by using Outdoor Ed.’s cart.

Related Documents:

Outdoor Field Trip Student Checklist
Bus Bingo
Bus Study - via Highway 1
Bus Study - via Highway 11
Pre and Post Activities
Common Bait Fish of Buffalo Pound
Frog Files K-6
Frog Files 7-12

 

Curriculum Connections
 

Outcomes

Indicators

Grade 4

Science

HC4.1 Investigate the interdependence of plants and animals, including humans, within habitats and communities.
a,d,f,k
 

Science

HC4.2 Analyze the structures and behaviors of plants and animals that enable them to exist in various habitats.
a,b,c,d,g
 

Phys Ed

PE4.10 Apply tactics, strategies and rules necessary for safe and inclusive involvement in movement activities, including but not limited to co-operative and competitive lead-up games as well as alternate environment activities, when alone and with others.
a,b,d,e,f,g,i
 

Phys Ed

PE4.11 Incorporate safe practises (e.g., warm-up, cool-down, safe stretching, protective responses, proper attire, well-maintained equipment) for the prevention of injury and investigate basic first aid associated with care of illness and injury resulting from participation in movement activities both in and out of physical education class.
a,b,g

Grade 5

Phys Ed

PE5.9 Make decisions about how to prevent and care for common movement activity-related discomforts and injuries (e.g., stiffness, nose bleeds, and sprains).
c

Grade 6

Phys Ed

PE6.10 Apply controlled use of selected movement skills and variations (i.e., locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills) as well as safe and environmentally friendly behaviors while participating in a variety of alternative environment activities (e.g., skating, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, roping, cycling, hiking, kayaking, aquatics, tobagganing, orienteering).
c,d,e,f
 

Phys Ed

PE6.13 Analyze and apply safety guidelines and rules that apply to the target games, invasion/territorial games, and alternate environment activities to develop an appreciation of their impact on self and others.
d

Grade 8

Science

WS8.1 Analyze the impact of natural and human induced changes to the characteristics and distribution of water in local, regional, and national ecosystems.
a,b,c
 

Science

WS8.2 Examine how wind, water, and ice have shaped and continue to shape the Canadian landscape.
a,c,e
 

Science

WS8.3 Analyze natural factors and human practises that affect productivity and species distribution in marine and fresh water environments.
a,b,i